The investment comes on the back of Red Marine’s successful expansion into a new test facility – four times the size of its previous unit – almost one year ago. Since the expansion, the company has reported a record turnover, providing a full turnkey service to major players including the likes of Subsea 7, FMC Technologies and Technip.
Speaking about the investment, Joe Orrell, Managing Director at Red Marine said: “Being extremely aware of the pressures our clients face in the Oil and Gas industry, now is the right time for us to further enhance our offering. We are always looking at new ways to save our clients time and money – without compromise – and increasing our capabilities allows us to do exactly that.”
“Our new equipment means that we now have greater control and flexibility in our testing operations – and as a result – we are driving down the costs for clients whilst continuing to deliver high value test results.”
And the company has already demonstrated the effectiveness of its new equipment working alongside the global subsea provider, FMC Technologies, to successfully complete qualification testing of a new landing string valve assembly. The bespoke test programme, including a number of high pressure tests, validated the performance of the vent valve to the highest industry standards.
The new equipment to enhance Red Marine’s testing capabilities comprises of a number of air-powered liquid pumps allowing for flushing of hydraulic equipment and high pressure testing up to 42,500 psi.
An extensive range of 22,500 psi circuit equipment has also been procured including multi-port manifolds, test gauges and control valves right through to pressure relief valves and hose assemblies.
Haydn Ford, Lead Engineer at Red Marine said: “Together with our existing expertise and equipment, including a bespoke pressure test cell, these new additions to our test facility enhance our ability to efficiently design, construct and operate multi-pressure, multi-function control and test circuits in a safe and controlled environment.”
From the development of tailored test programmes, to the rapid design and build of bespoke test equipment, right through to completion of testing and analysis of results, the company has the capabilities and experience to deliver turnkey test programmes all from under one roof.
Red Marine’s core expertise is the development and testing of bespoke equipment including high integrity handling equipment, remote tooling systems and subsea hardware. The company is well known in the industry for the rapid delivery of intelligent solutions to complex offshore challenges. Clients include Subsea 7, Technip, FMC Technologies and GE Oil and Gas.